By performing routine maintenance on your car, you will not only keep it running more efficiently, but you will also avoid more costly repairs in the future. Your car will also run more efficiently when it is properly maintained.
Change the oil
Routinely checking and changing your car’s oil is essential to keeping its engine in running condition. Check your oil each month and change it as directed in the car’s owner’s manual.
Inspect your batteryYour vehicle isn’t going anywhere if its battery fails. Therefore, take the time for a quick visual inspection and some occasional cleaning of these vital car components at least once a year. Check your battery terminals for any signs of dry white battery acid. If there is any cable on your battery, remove it (start with the negative cable)
Check your tyre pressure regularly
Tyre pressure can impact fuel economy. It also affects comfort and handling. Your car’s owner manual will have the recommended tyre pressure. Generally, the tyres pressure check should be done every week.
Change spark plugs
Many manufacturers recommend changing spark plugs every 50, 000 km. This ensures efficient fuel consumption and high engine performance.
Keep your coolant current
Coolant, or antifreeze, keeps your engine from overheating. However, in addition to keeping your engine at the correct temperature, antifreeze also balances the engine’s pH levels and prevents corrosion. Old or tired coolant will not perform properly or can lead to costly repairs.
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